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Two in one masks

Part of Northwest Coast Hall.

Kwa_3.21.Somekwakiutlmasks_hero

Exhibition Text

Some Kwakwaka'wakw masks are two in one. When closed, the mask portrays a particular spirit. When the dancer pulls on the strings, the side panels open to reveal the image of a different spirit.

Collection Information

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Catalog No: 16 / 2358 Field No: 21
Culture: KWAKWAKA'WAKW
Locale: BC, FORT RUPERT
Country: CANADA
Material: WOOD
Dimensions: L:46 W:32 [in CM]
Subject: MATAGILA
Acquisition Year: 1897
Donor: HUNT, GEORGE & BOAS, FRANZ, PROF.
Collector: HUNT AND BOAS?

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Catalog No: 16 / 782
Culture: TSIMSHIANIC
Locale: BC
Country: CANADA
Material: WOOD
Dimensions: L:33 W:24.5 [in CM]
Subject: KOMOKOA
Acquisition Year: 1869-1890
Donor: EMMONS, GEORGE T., LT.

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Catalog No: 16 / 2337 Field No: 22
Culture: KWAKWAKA'WAKW
Locale: BC, FORT RUPERT
Country: CANADA
Material: WOOD, PIGMENT, METAL (COPPER, IRON), STRING, HIDE, HAIR
Dimensions: L:37 W:23 H:28 [in CM]
Subject: NOOHLMAHL CHIEF
Acquisition Year: 1897
Donor: HUNT, GEORGE & BOAS, FRANZ, PROF.
Collector: HUNT AND BOAS?

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Catalog No: 16 / 4809 Field No: 83
Culture: KWAKWAKA'WAKW, KOSKIMO
Locale: BC, KOSKIMO
Country: CANADA
Material: WOOD
Dimensions: L:35 W:19 [in CM]
Subject: KOSKIMO WOMAN
Acquisition Year: 1899
Donor: HUNT, GEORGE

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